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St Georges nurses 1916

Nurses’ voices: St George’s Hospital

Documents and photographs can only tell so much of the story of a hospital. An oral history approach enriches that story by capturing the living history of St George’s, in this case through the memories of its nurses.

St Barts nurse Joan Johnson

Nurses remember: St Bartholomew’s Hospital

In 2008 the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education’ project team worked with the League of St Bartholomew’s Nurses to conduct an oral history project to capture the memories and experiences of nurses who trained and worked at St Bartholomew’s Hospital during the period 1940–1980.

Image of a group of nurses on St George's Hospital's Wright Ward

Oral history as a research methodology: advice and guidance

Oral history is becoming an increasingly popular research method, generating a historical resource on a range of subjects that may not be represented in the written record. For example, in nursing history, it can be a useful source of knowledge about the development of nursing techniques and clinical practice, and on nursing as an activity or skill.